Michael Potter

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 24th September, 1963
Current Age
50 years and 312 days
Place Of Birth
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1984
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1984
Dally M Player Of The Year
1991
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1991
Dally M Player Of The Year
1992
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1993
Dally M Captain Of The Year

Biography

C’bury showed their astuteness by signing Potter while he was still a schoolboy fullback at St Gregory's Campbelltown. In 1984 he burst from relative obscurity to win the 'Dally M' Player of the Year award after a brilliant season. The 19-year-old ran the ball with the confidence of a veteran and was supremely safe under pressure. Potter won premierships with C’bury in 1984-85 but a broken leg in 1986 halted his career in mid-stream. He battled to regain his best form before signing with St George in 1989. Potter showed his maturity with a young Dragon side in 1991 and was a surprise winner of his second gold 'Dally M' award. He was on the fringe of World Cup selection in 1992 but Brisbane’s easy win over St George in the grand final may have cost him his place. Potter retired as a player after leading St George in the 14-6 loss to Brisbane in the 1993 grand final but returned to play for the Western Reds in their debut season in 1995.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1984 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1986 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country 1990-92 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1984-1992 5 1 0   0 4 3 2 0 60.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 24 6 -   - 24 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 26 5 -   - 20 18 6 2 69.23% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 13 1 -   - 4 8 4 1 61.54% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 14 2 -   - 8 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1989 11 1 -   - 4 5 6 0 45.45% Match list
St George NSWRL 1990 19 4 -   - 16 6 13 0 31.58% Match list
St George NSWRL 1991 22 4 -   - 16 11 8 3 50.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1992 23 2 -   - 8 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
St George NSWRL 1993 25 3 -   - 12 19 6 0 76.00% Match list
Western Reds ARL 1995 10 1 -   - 4 4 6 0 40.00% Match list
Western Reds ARL 1996 11 - -   - - 4 7 0 36.36% Match list
Overall 1983-1996 ? 29 0   0 116 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983-88 80 14 -   - 56 56 21 3 70.00% Match list
St George 1989-93 100 14 -   - 56 57 40 3 57.00% Match list
Western Reds 1995-96 21 1 -   - 4 8 13 0 38.10% Match list
Overall 1983-1996 ? 29 0   0 116 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983-1985 6 1 -   - 4 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
St George 1989-1993 7 1 -   - 4 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Overall 1984-1993 13 2 0   0 8 9 4 0 69.23% Match list

Your Say

barrystein says: I have been trying to get in contact with mick, Ihave known him since he was 11 and went to his wedding. I live in thailand now and would like to get his e-mail address. (05/09/2011)

Anonymous says: I met Mick Potter back in the 80's when he played for the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs he was my hero then and still is to this very day would love to know where he is these days and if he has any plans of coaching in the NRL at some point also if he is on facebook so i can keep in contact. (21/12/2011)

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